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Henry George CROSHAW

Regimental number6729
Place of birthBurwood New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDispensing chemist
Address68 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Croshaw, 68 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


'Courage and energy in carrying important messages through enemy barrages, and material assistance to the Platoon Commander in reconnoiting work. (East of Ypres on 20-22 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near POLYGON de ZILLEBEKE east of YPRES on 20/22nd September 1917, Pte. CROSHAW worked with much courage and energy carrying important messages through enemy barrages. He materially assisted his platoon commander in reconnoitring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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